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Mission, Vision & Values



The DePaul University Library cultivates and sustains the intellectual, creative, and social passions of our students, faculty, and staff as we work together to advance the goals of a more just, ethical, and diverse global society.


The DePaul University Library is a center for intellectual inquiry and academic engagement beyond the classroom, building and inspiring the campus and community partnerships distinctive of a DePaul education.


The DePaul University Library is guided both by the core values of librarianship and by the Vincentian values that shape the work of the University. In particular, the DePaul University Library has long been known for its commitment to the Vincentian value of "personalism," as defined both by a respect for the needs of the individual and by an appreciation for what each member of the community brings to the library's work.

With these overarching values always clearly in mind, we are also guided by our commitments to the values of:

  • Collaboration
  • Community Engagement
  • Inclusion
  • Innovation
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Service
  • Social Responsibility
  • Stewardship

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